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February 25th, 2015

Fire hits Central Falls dwelling

February 26, 2015

Firefighters responded to a fire at 167 Jenks Ave. at about 8 p.m. Wednesday night. Everyone was reported to have exited the dwelling safety. The fire was extinguished by Central Falls and mutual aid companies by about 10 p.m., according to police.

A pet cat was reported to have died in the fire and a pet dog to be missing as of Wednesday night.

Santa busted in Pawtucket

February 25, 2015

PAWTUCKET – An 83-year-old local man who legally changed his name to Santa Claus and was a fixture in the city for years, impersonating St. Nick starting in the 1970s, was charged with domestic assault by strangulation stemming from an incident last Thursday in which he allegedly assaulted his 68-year-old wife, authorities told The Times.

February 24th

High School Basketball | St. Raphael advances, Shea falls to Narragansett

February 25, 2015


Mariners knock out Raiders, 68-46  

NARRAGANSETT  –  Chelsea Sahagian landed five treys en route to a game-high 29 points as Narragansett High rolled to a 68-46 triumph over Shea in a R.I. Division III Tournament quarterfinal on Tuesday evening.

Tolman Boys' Basketball | Prieto’s buzzer-beater sinks Tigers

February 25, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Tolman High left its Division II playoff hopes in the hands of Juanita Sanchez’s Miguel Prieto, the state’s leading scorer, on Tuesday night in a quarterfinal round contest. Not a good idea. 
 

Tolman Girls' Basketball | Tigers' comeback bid falls short against Mount

February 25, 2015


WOONSOCKET  –  Tuesday night proved to be a prime example of why Mount St. Charles chief Ray Leveille just doesn’t like facing Tolman High.
 
It’s the Tigers’ size, grit and talent.
 

EXCLUSIVE: Pawtucket's plan for McCoy dismissed sight unseen

February 25, 2015

It’s called the PawSox Ballpark District concept plan, and it was perhaps Pawtucket’s only hope of convincing the new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox to think about a larger development vision for McCoy Stadium.

The plan, which was developed by the Pawtucket Foundation with input from Mayor Donald Grebien and his administration, was intended to show how McCoy could become a destination mixed-use stadium district with the potential for more than 200,000 square feet of retail development and luxury apartments.

Pawtucket Red Sox | New owners say thanks but no thanks to Pawtucket, McCoy Stadium

February 24, 2015

 

PAWTUCKET – It will soon be game over for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

The Pawtucket Red Sox, the Boston Red Sox' Triple-A affiliate, have been sold for a reported $20 million to a group of 10 New England businessmen, including current Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino. 

The new ownership officially purchased the team on Sunday night from Madeleine Mondor, widow of the late Ben Mondor; President Michael Tamburro; and General Manager Lou Schwechheimer, according to a new release issued by the Red Sox yesterday.

February 23rd

High School Basketball | Shea, St. Raphael, Tolman teams take their best shots in playoffs Tuesday

February 24, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Tolman boys, and Shea and St. Raphael Academy girls, are among the Blackstone Valley area teams competing Tuesday night in the RIIL playoffs.

Shea at Narragansett (Girls)

The Raiders didn’t face the Mariners this season, as the latter represents III-South, but they’ll be in for a battle.

Tolman Girls' Basketball | Tigers size up Mount as playoffs reach quarterfinals

February 24, 2015


PAWTUCKET  –  Tolman High girls’ hoop head coach Tammy Drape admitted Monday afternoon she never thought her club would be in the position it is now earlier this season.

Her Tigers had opened the Division III-North slate with a dismal 0-5 mark, and the idea of playing in the post-season tourney seemed all but lost.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: NFL scouting combine: Winners and Losers

February 23, 2015

College Basketball Weekend Round Up

February 23, 2015

(#1) Kentucky (27-0) 110
Auburn (12-15) 75

Kentucky played host to SEC league door matt Auburn and appropriately blew them out of the gym. Kentucky used a 23-2 run in the first half to break open a 27 point first half lead. They never looked back as Auburn never seriously threatened again. Karl Anthony Towns led Kentucky with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

(#3) Gonzaga (28-1) 70
Saint Mary’s (20-7) 60

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Joey Logano reflects on Daytona 500 win

February 23, 2015

Pawtucket Red Sox | Sale of PawSox complete

February 23, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A new ownership group of New England business leaders and Fenway Sports Management today announced it has purchased the Pawtucket Red Sox from the Triple-A franchise’s longtime owners: Madeleine Mondor, widow of the late Ben Mondor; Michael Tamburro; and Lou Schwechheimer.

The 10-member ownership group described below is led by principal owners Larry Lucchino, who will serve as Chairman, and James J. Skeffington, who will be President.

February 22nd

R.I. Indoor Track | ALL TOGETHER: Central Falls relay team finds harmony at state meet

February 22, 2015

PROVIDENCE – Four juniors from Central Falls High came to Saturday’s Rhode Island Indoor Track & Field Championships in search of individual success.

Instead, Yeury Galva, Sam Adolfo, Jailson Varela Sanches and Stive Mendes pooled their talents together and produced a second-place finish in the 4x400 relay. Their time of 3:35.55 was barely two seconds off the winning pace set by North Kingstown.

Pawtucket Red Sox | New PawSox ownership group to have distinct Rhode Island flavor

February 22, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A quartet of Rhode Islanders with strong ties to the state’s business community will be part of the new ownership group of the Pawtucket Red Sox, The Times and The Call has learned.

The locally based owners, who according to the Boston Globe will include the Boston Red Sox as a minority shareholder, include Tom Ryan, former president and chief executive officer of CVS/Caremark Corporation; Terry Murray, former Fleet Blank CEO; James Skeffington, a Providence-based attorney; and Ray Mancini, a liquor distributor.

City man injured in fire

February 22, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A fire at a two-family property on Buffum Street Saturday left one person temporarily without a home.
The fire broke out late Saturday afternoon at 31 Buffum St., Fire Capt.Robert Thurber, the city's fire marshal said. The two-family building's lone tenant had suffered burns on his hands, but he refused aid, Thurber said.
The property, which has been deemed temporarily uninhabitable, sustained minor fire damage in a first-floor kitchen and smoke and water damage throughout, Thurber noted. The second floor of the property was vacant.

February 20th

R.I. Indoor Track | Local hopefuls look to make marks at Indoor Championships

February 21, 2015


PROVIDENCE – There’s never too little to write about when it comes to the Blackstone Valley region and the indoor track & field state championships. 
 
Saturday’s meet at the Providence Career & Technical Academy field house figures to be no exception with the chase for first-place finishes and berths in the New Englands beginning at 11:30 a.m. with the field events. The running events will commence at noontime.

February 19th

Tolman Girls' Basketball | Destiny Moore leads Tigers in romp over Northmen

February 20, 2015


NORTH SMITHFIELD  –  Tolman High’s veteran mentor Tammy Drape admitted to being a little nervous about taking on North Smithfield in her Division III-North season finale on Thursday night, and she had reason.
 
Despite an advantage in size down low, her Tigers had displayed inconsistency in all aspects of the game throughout the campaign. She worried outwardly, “Which team am I going to get?”
 

Fonseca, Vaudreuil win in CF

February 20, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS – A special election for two seats on the City Council named Carlene Fonseca to the available at-large council seat and Kenneth Vaudreuil to the panel’s District 5 seat, according to uncertified results posted by the Board of Canvassers Thursday night.

Assistant City Clerk Sean Murphy said Fonseca collected 448 votes in the nonpartisan election to opponent Angelo Garcia’s tally of 166 votes for the win in the at-large contest.

The at-large council seat had been given up by Shelby Maldonado when she was elected to the state House of Representatives in November.

Martial Arts | Pro kickboxing bout is just the latest challenge for born fighter Tom Evans

February 20, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Tom Evans doesn’t have a clue what his competitive future holds within his beloved sport of kickboxing, but he does know he’ll do anything to keep going.
 
That’s why the 27-year-old city resident and professional kickboxer is so revved up about facing a Boston sheriff named Julio Pena in a Lion Fight Promotions’ Muay Thai (pronounced “moy tie”) 140-pound bout at Foxwoods Casino at 9 tonight.